Residents of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) found their fit during Active Aging Week 2023, an annual celebration that connects residents and community members with new tools and insights to help them grow and expand their physical, social and intellectual capacities.

Recently, the VMRC Wellness Center offered a brain health series and food demonstration to help residents and Wellness Center members mind their mental fitness.

June is National Safety Month, a time to be mindful of everything from slips, trips and falls to emergency preparedness. The month also shines a light on a safety hazard that promises to worsen this summer and broadly over time.

March is National Nutrition Month and there’s no better way to observe this month’s theme than to pause, take stock of your eating habits and make the moves necessary to optimize your health through diet. 

Their affection for each other is unmistakable. It’s the look of a close bond.  A strong connection. True friendship.

Winter brings many things we enjoy—the holidays, gift giving and receiving, and a new year to embrace life. But winter also comes with its downsides—shorter days, inclement weather, more indoor time and loneliness. To prepare, we buy warm clothing, stock up on food, winterize our vehicles and insulate our homes. But do we insulate our hearts? Do we winterize ourselves?

If you’ve recently retired or are close to retirement, you might be considering what your living situation will look like. As you weigh the options of staying in your home or moving to a retirement community, here are four benefits of moving sooner than later!